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The Red Hat 2019 BOM is Here!

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I've been working on these blocks for two weeks now (not full-time, of course!). I wanted to have all 9 blocks finished before launching this new Block of the Month. Here is the Stepping Out Quilt that uses the 5 different blocks (two are repeated). As I said last week, this was first a set of blocks I designed for Intown Quilters in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004. Then I incorporated them into my Block a Day calendars. I'm now shopping for a perfect blue for those sashings. Stepping Out Quilt: 39" x 39". Block Size: 9" These blocks are not free because, as you may remember, I've lost my Craftsy shop and am slowly migrating over to Etsy. I get charged fees on Etsy (and I am not complaining; that's how business runs!) These blocks will be $1.00 for the month in which they run . After that, they will be $3.00. I did that last year and I had no complaints. This was a lot of work (but fun work!) Here is my Red Hat block. January Block: The Red Hat

Quilting with Plaids and Stripes - and Giveaway!

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Today I share a short tutorial on the Sew In Love With Fabric blog (Benartex) on making these Hourglass blocks with no funky templates. I used the new Warp and Weft Collection by The Modern Quilt Studio. How would you like to win a fat quarter bundle (8-10) of these awesome fabrics? Read this, go over to the Sew in Love with Fabric site and then let me know which of these two sets of fabrics would have been your first choice to sew with! Here's a sneak peek at the fabrics: Warp and Weft in Crayon Colors Yes, I know there are gray and black and red crayons! But I only wanted the bright colors for my project. Go see it! I put aside these grays (and red) for another quilt I show how to make a set of blocks in Warp and Weft . It is a technique I've used for almost 20 years and I've made several quilts with it. I call it Yikes! Those Stripes ! My first Yikes! quilt from 2001 A second quilt (also in my Etsy pattern) was made with some bright Lakehouse f

Twisted Hexagons and a New Pattern

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This was a popular workshop several years ago and I still continue to make these quilts. I love to fussy cut the center motifs and these Corsage fabrics (Kaffe Fassett) were just calling out to me to be front-and-center for a Twisted Hexagon block. What do you think? I cut out a freezer paper hexagon and then removed the center so I could center my motif. Ironed the freezer paper "window" onto the fabric and cut out. Freezer paper template for a 6" (finished) hexagon Motif centered inside a 6-1/2" freezer paper window Then I selected some fabrics for my half-hexagons. I have a lot of usable scraps that work well with these Corsage fabrics. I cut 3 half-hexagons of one print and 3 of another. Whole hexagon and 6 half-hexagons  Here's another set: Whole hexagon and 6 half-hexagons  And what does one block look like? Twisted Hexagon block. Finishes to 12" high by 13-1/2" wide There are NO y-seams. This is pieced in a log ca